Our nation’s personal savings rate is one of the lowest of developed countries. Most of us are not saving enough for retirement and many of us do not have an emergency fund for unanticipated expenses such as a car accident. Our own UHM students graduate with an average debt of $14,818 (class of 2008).
We will join thousands of Americans in a national campaign to save for big items such as a home, education, or retirement or for smaller accounts like an emergency fund. Since 2007, an annual event in February has been dedicated to promoting savings, reducing debt, and building wealth. More than 1,000 non profit organizations, companies, government agencies, educational institutions, religious institutions, and unions are involved in this project.
UH Mānoa Financial Literacy Program will join thousands of Americans in a national campaign called America Saves Week by hosting its sixth annual UH Saves Day Financial Education Expo & Game Show on Wednesday, February 25th, to impart financial literacy to students, faculty, and staff. There will be live game show, exhibits, a scavenger hunt, a photo booth and lots of free giveaways.
Wednesday, February 25
10:30 am – 1:30pm
Visit with exhibitors from various government agencies, financial institutions, and non-profit organizations.
- Participate in a scavenger hunt to be entered in a drawing for great prizes!
- Come cheer for your favorite two member team as they compete for a $1,000 scholarship
- Bring some friends and take some photos in our photo booth
This year’s exhibitors are America Saves, American Savings Bank, Better Business Bureau of Hawaii, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Hawaii, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Consumer Education, Hawaii Insurance Division & the Office of Securities Commissioner, Hawaii HomeOwnership Center, Hawaii State Federal Credit Union, Oroeco, Student Parents At Manoa, Taxpayer Advocate Service, UH-Federal Credit Union, UH Mānoa Financial Aid Services
Co-sponsors: UHM Financial Literacy Program, UH Mānoa CTAHR Cooperative Extension Service, UH Mānoa Campus Center Board, UH Mānoa Office of Undergraduate Education, UH Mānoa Financial Aid Services and UH Mānoa Shidler College of Business.